What is New Student Orientation?
At Orientation, you will learn about how to be a student at KSU. This includes available campus resources, meeting current student leaders, and meet with an academic advisor to map out your academic journey.
When is New Student Orientation?
New Student Orientations are typically held the semester before you are enrolling. This would mean:
- If you are starting Spring, these sessions are typically offered during November through January.
- If you are starting Summer, these sessions are typically offered during April.
- If you are starting Fall, these sessions are typically offered during May through July.
Do I register for my classes at New Student Orientation?
You will also register for your first semester of classes at Kennesaw State University during your New Student Orientation.
Is New Student Orientation mandatory?
New Student Orientation is required of all new first year and transfer students.
When should I register for a session?
To maximize your date options, we recommend registering for a session as soon as possible!
How much is New Student Orientation?
For both virtual and in-person orientation sessions, the student fee is $75.00 NOTE: Student orientation fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
If I previously attended orientation but have changed my admissions term, do I have to sign up for orientation again?
Students who signed up and attended an orientation within two semesters (ex. changed term to Spring 2023 but attended orientation for Summer 2022) of their new admissions term may be exempt from having to re-attend a New Student Orientation session. To apply for an exemption, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does the fee cover?
The fee covers a meal at one of our dining halls, Talon Card, giveaways, important materials, staffing, and space for us to host the Orientation session both virtually and in-person.
How do I know my session is confirmed?
All student orientation sessions are not confirmed until a payment is made and accepted. Check out the sign-up page on this site for more information about paying for your session.
What is your refund policy?
The Orientation fee for students, parents, and guests is non-refundable and non-transferable
I can’t register for a session. What do I do?
If you are having trouble seeing session dates or registering for a session, please contact us at email@example.com. Include the issue you’re experiencing, your first and last name, and your KSU ID number when contacting us for a faster resolution time.
What should I do before my New Student Orientation session?
After you register for your New Student Orientation experience, you will be emailed a preOrientation checklist that outlines things that you should do prior to beginning your orientation experience.
Can I meet my academic advisor before orientation?
Yes, we highly recommend that you meet with your advisor before your orientation experience to feel comfortable with what courses to take.